Mounts Botanical Garden Announces Additions to Leadership Team

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Nov. 15, 2019 - PRLog -- (West Palm Beach, FL – November 15, 2019) Sandy Smith, President of Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County's oldest and largest public garden, today announced several additions to the nonprofit organization's leadership team, under the direction of the garden's Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg.

Sanders Lewallen

Director of Development & Community Relations

A former CEO and Development Officer with major zoological institutions, museums and science centers, Lewallen comes to Mounts from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, where he served as Institutional Advancement Director. Before moving to South Florida in 2000, he led the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. and Boston's Zoo New England. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture & Planning from the University of Georgia-Athens, completed graduate work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and completed the Harvard Executive Management Course.

Amy Talbot

Membership Program Manager

Talbot brings to Mounts years of experience in membership retention, sales and development, primarily in the private golf and country club industry.

"We are thrilled to have two extraordinary professionals like Sanders Lewallen and Amy Talbot join the Mounts leadership team," said Wolberg. "Together, they bring a wealth of experience, are familiar with the unique vagaries of the Palm Beach market, and have numerous valuable contacts and connections that will greatly benefit Mount Botanical Garden as we continue to grow and attract new visitors."

About Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County:

Now celebrating 40 years and with a mission to "inspire and educate through nature," Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County's oldest and largest botanical garden.  Located behind Palm Beach International Airport, the Garden is a hidden gem that is being discovered every day. This 14-acre tropical oasis includes an acclaimed collection of 25 unique garden areas containing more than 2,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants, including Florida native plants, exotic and tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, roses, cactus, bromeliads and much more. The Garden also offers informative classes, workshops and other fun-filled events.  Mounts Botanical is part of the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Department, in partnership with the University of Florida and the non-profit Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden. The Garden is located at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-233-1757 or visit This project is sponsored in part by The Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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